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comment from JCLJenV
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Mar 31, 2021JCLJenV rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book will lead to many great conversations with your little ones.
Mar 25, 2021iloveseaotters rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Really cute story about a young boy and his grandmother riding the bus and his curiosity about the people they meet and the things they see. Loved the illustrations, which are beautiful and the way the author wrote the dialect of the…
Feb 21, 2021
Story for All Ages read by Hannah Franco-Isaacs at Sunday service, February 21, 2021, live on YouTube (Sermon "Loving the Unbeloveds")
Jun 08, 2019MeganDFarris rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book, but I didn't. The characters are complete stereotypes: the blind man has a seeing eye dog and talks about his other senses being heightened, the teenagers are too into the latest ipod/whatever, some guy in a…
Nov 16, 2017ArapahoeSteffen rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book won the Newberry and I was skeptical, as this award is traditionally given to picture books. However, this FEELS like a chapter book. The reader has a lot to think about the characters, themes, and language. Christian Robinson's…
Jan 16, 2017VaughanPLLonnie rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Take a bus ride through the city to see what, where, who and why our city is great -- diversity.
comment from jassiet
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Aug 23, 2016jassiet rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The story is sweet, simple and beautiful. Living in the Bay Area, I love seeing kids books that show city life and riding the bus. It was easy for my son to connect with the story (he's 2) and I found it heartwarming.
Jun 18, 2016robynlinford rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In reading to my preschool aged children, this book really stood out to me. The pictures and words were simple, understandable, and easy to relate to. However, the best thing about the book was the plethora of rich life lesson material it…
May 20, 2016MGBustillo rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Newberry Award winning tale of one boy's journey home from church with his grandmother on the bus.
May 03, 2016
The positive outlook of the grandmother encouraging her grandson to look on the bright side of life...I found this so refreshing! My favorite is when he asks her, "How come it's always so dirty over here?"...and she answers, "Sometimes…
Feb 29, 2016JCLKatieS rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is a sweet story about a boy who is always looking at and wanting what others have. His nana teaches him the importance of finding beauty in everything and everyone around him. Her message is a great one to share with children who are…
Jan 20, 2016BUNBUN1978 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book has caused some talk due to the fact that it is a picture book and it won the Newbery. I try and read the winner each year. This is a nice story about a boy and his grandmother. The grandmother sees the beauty in all things. It…
Jan 13, 2016
2016 Newbery Medal winner
Jan 08, 2016GabiND rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A bus ride reveals the beauty and wonder of a vibrant city to a small child on his trip to help out at the soup kitchen with his nana.
Dec 21, 2015noluckboston rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book was very cute and the illustration were nicely done too. Like the NYT, I highly recommend it.
Jul 25, 2015mama_t rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
So grateful I was able to nab this as "Lucky Day" title. I’m always on the lookout for good books for my preschooler, with sophisticated storytelling and beautiful art. And most especially, ones that feature people of color. Last Stop has…
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Apr 22, 2015BklynKalliopiM rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, Keats-like illustrations make this story come to life. Special attention is paid to city life, and CJ's grandmother is a wise, beauty-finding guide. I love the bus ride sequence in this story; de la Pena is able to bring to…
Mar 04, 2015L2Gdriver98023 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The author, drawing on his own childhood experiences, has us follow CJ, a small boy, and his Nana across town on the bus. Nana helps CJ find beauty and wonder all along the route, especially at the Last Stop on Market Street.
Jan 31, 2015newdog rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A great book that shows how to find pride and beauty in our surroundings, no matter how poor someone is.